Los Angeles Unified School District

Investing in LAUSD

can’t find something?

Welcome to the Educational Equity Compliance Office Website!

The Educational Equity Compliance Office (EECO) serves as the District's office for supporting students’ civil rights. The EECO has District-wide responsibilities to ensure compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination laws, so that all students and community are treated equitably in the District's programs and activities and provided an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying including, but not limited to all aspects of Section 504, Title VI and Title IX compliance.

 
It is the law and District policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to attend school and participate in the District's programs and activities, regardless of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation. 
 
The EECO produces, updates and provides input to District policies on or related to nondiscrimination. The EECO provides training, support, and technical direction to District stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, community, schools, Local Districts and central offices on harassment, discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying issues involving protected characteristics; responds to and investigates harassment, discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying complaint allegations, special education compliance complaints filed with external agencies, facilitates Office for Civil Rights complaint investigations, conducts and coordinates internal complaint investigations involving violations of federal and state laws identified under the Uniform Compliant Procedures regulations; and assists with State federal program monitoring reviews and other audits for our schools and District.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

  • LGBTQ History Student Filmmakers Competition 2017

    Seeking student-produced short films that tell an influential story about significant Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people, places, & historical contributions to society. 

    Deadline to Submit is May 5, 2017. 

    See flyer for details.

    Comments (-1)
  • Answers to Questions about Immigration and Freedom from Discrimination

    Click here for the Superintendent's FAQ regarding students' right to public education.

    Comments (-1)
  • Professional Development Opportunity: "Pathways to Student Equality: Access and Resolution"

    Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Location: California Endowment Center

    What: Attendees will gain knowledge and learn useful strategies in the following topic areas: Section 504 Behavior Management and Discipline; Best Practices in Discrimination and Harassment Investigations; Special Education and Section 504 Pre-Referral and Exit; Using Evaluation Data to Create the Section 504 Plan; Gender Equity and Athletics; Safe and Affirming K-12 Learning Environments for Sexual and Gender Minority Students, Staff, and Families; Legal Updates: Bullying, Pupil Fees, and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE); Tips and Tools in Navigating Challenging Conversations at IEP Team Meetings.

    Conference Details and Registration Information

    Comments (-1)
The District takes your concerns seriously.  For resources and information regarding how and when to file a complaint, please contact the Educational Equity Compliance Office at: 
 
Educational Equity Compliance Office
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-7682
Fax: (213) 241-3312  
 
 
Additional External Agency Resources
 
For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to-student sexual harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint, contact:
 
Educational Equity Compliance Office
Julie Hall-Panameño
LAUSD Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator
(213) 241-7682
 
For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Section
(213) 241-7685
 
Both office located at:
Los Angeles Unified School District
333 South Beaudry Avenue - 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017 
CLOSE